Sally Tsou was born in Shang Hai, China and grew up from the colorful cosmopolitan yet primitive island of Taiwan providing her a highly stimulating visual environment and upbringing.
She spent part of her adolescence in the Philippines. The fecund greenery of these populated islands lends an unusual mix of the primitive raw energy and the sophistication to Tsou’s work.
Tsou’s arrival in the US at the age of 18 marked her first experience with seasonal variations and cultural diversity. Since then her work began to reflect the many and varied threads of her life experiences. She has shown in art exhibitions and art fairs nationally and internationally and has won many awards.
She increased her studio skill through fine art study at University of Maryland, Marymount University, and earning degrees from American University and George Washington University. Tsou has been teaching visual arts for more than 10 years in high school, middle school and currently at Fillmore Arts Center. She also provides art and short story writing classes for adults.
“True art is courageous. Having raw honesty, it touches the heart and mind. Transcending language and prejudice, true art reshapes culture and society.”
- Sally Shang Ming Tsou
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